The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
Columbus and other cities around Central Ohio are trying to reintroduce their residents to the rivers that run through them. Gahanna has its Creekside development; Columbus soon will have the Scioto Mile. Local Historian and WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz shares the stories of the Columbus Rivers.
The City of Columbus and American Electric Power announced today that each will commit $10 million to develop parkland along the east bank of the Scioto River downtown. The Scioto Mile will feature a street level promenade and a river walk along the water’s edge.<
Ohio voters may have a chance to approve or reject expanded gambling this November. If the ballot initiative passes, it would amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state’s horseracing tracks plus two locations in Cleveland. Proponents are marketing the idea as free college tuition. Critics say it’s merely another plan by racetrack owners to increase profits.